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SAP HANA: What does it mean to your organization?


December 8, 2011 Hakan Karakas Techwave Consulting





[ Agenda
Stage Data Economy Value Proposition What is SAP HANA? Implementation Scenarios

Road Map
Our Approach Use Cases Q&A
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[ Stage
Information Explosion
COPA Data, Inventory, Sales Orders, Demand Planning, CRM Data, Transactions, E-mails, Unstructured Data, etc

Real-time decision making requirement

Expectation to have accurate and timely information for operational excellence, satisfying personal experience for customers and product leadership

Speed of Change
Adaptation of changing business environment and customer needs

To address above realities business undertakes extraordinary measures

Multiple Databases, Duplicate Information, Complex Systems, Aggregate Data, etc which are costly and dissatisfying most of the time.

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[ Emerging Data Economy

Information is the oil of 21st century To Increase the Business Value of Information: Exploit growing volume, velocity and variety of data Enable evidence-based real time decision making Requires new mind-set, strategies and architectures "The task is not so much to see what no one yet has seen, but to think what nobody yet has thought about that which everybody sees." , Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860
* Ref: Gardner, Bigger Than Big Data How to Win in the Data Economy

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[ SAP HANA Value Proposition

SAP HANA with Business Analytics and Mobility solutions can help your organization in addressing todays business realities With SAP HANA, you can:

Access high volumes of detailed information -now

Make Decisions in Real-time ad-hoc views Accelerate Business Performance increased information flow Unlock New Insights data mining, predictive and trend analysis Increase Business Productivity reduce reliance to IT Improve IT Efficiency lower landscape costs, reduce TCO

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[ What is SAP HANA?

HANA is a Analytic Appliance In-memory SAP Software + Special Hardware In-memory computing engine and database platform that can help you query multiple types of data sources in real time at speed and volumes

HANA is a database technology

SQL and MDX interfaces, relational stores, persistence, delta storage, set processing, fast inserts, max read concurrency, etc Row and Column Store with compression No materialized views or aggregates, they are computed on the fly

HANA is a platform Fundamental shift in the enterprise computing architecture One platform for transactions and analysis Database level computation, leaner applications concentrating only on user interaction and information presentation.

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[ High performance ANalytics Appliance

SAP HANA SAP HANA is a flexible, data-source-agnostic appliance that enables customers to analyze large volumes of SAP ERP data in real-time, avoiding the need to materialize transformations. SAP HANA is a hardware and software combination that integrates a number of SAP components including the SAP HANA database, Sybase Replication technology and SAP LT (Landscape Transformation) Replicator. SAP HANA is delivered as an optimized appliance in conjunction with leading SAP hardware partners.
SAP BusinessObjects BI Solutions Other Applications





SAP In-Memory Computing studio SAP In-Memory Database Calculation Row & and Planning Column Engine Storage Real-time Data Replication SAP Business Objects Data Services

SAP HANA database The SAP HANA database is a hybrid in-memory database that combines row-based, column-based, and object-based database technology. It is optimized to exploit the parallel processing capabilities of modern multi-core/CPU architectures. The SAP HANA database is the heart of SAPs in-memory technology offering, helping customers to improve their operational efficiency, agility, and flexibility.

SAP Business SAP Suite NetWeaver BW

3rd Party

* Ref: SAP HANA Landscape

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[ SAP HANA can

Provide real-time access to relevant information in a cost effective and practical way Make big data valuable to corporations Easy integration with existing systems Address the needs of real-time information presentation to mobile devices. Standalone analytic appliance Seamless integration with Business Objects tools
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[ How it is possible?
Modern CPUs with multicore architecture and abundance of memory makes it feasible to delegate most calculations to database layer and unleashes the power of in-memory computing. However, in-memory database systems of the relational type based on row storage does not show significant advantages over leading
Multi-Core / Parallel Architectures Row and Column Store

DBMS with equivalent memory and caching.

Optimization specifics to column-oriented
Late Materializations Block iterations Column-specific compression techniques Real-Time Replication Insert Only on Delta

Partitioning In-Database Computing No Aggregate Tables

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[ Columnar Data Store

U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 $ 1,000.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 5,500.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 3,500.00 1 0 0 0 1

Columnar data store

Optimizes load of data to CPU
Set processing Parallel processing

High data compression

Low information entropy Can use schemes like run-length encoding

Very fast data aggregation

Row Store U1 $ 1,000.00 1 U1

$ 2,000.00

0 U3 $ 5,500.00

0 U4 $ 10,000.00

0 U5

$ 3,500.00

Column Store U1 U2 U3 U4 U5 $ 1,000.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 5,500.00 $ 10,000.00 $ 3,500.00

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[ Implementation Scenarios
SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.0
WebI Dashboards Crystal Crystal Explorer A Office

Semantic Layer
3rd party application





Real Time



SAP In-Memory Database


SAP BusinessObjects Data Services


3rd Party

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Microsoft Excel

[ Getting Data in to SAP HANA

Trigger-Based Replication

Trigger-Based Data Replication Using SAP Landscape Transformation (LT) Replication Server is based on capturing database changes at a high level of abstraction in the source ERP system.

ETL-Based Replication Extraction-Transformation-Load (ETL) Based Data Replication uses SAP Business Objects Data Services to specify and load the relevant business data in defined periods of time from an ERP system into the SAP HANA database. Log-Based Replication Transaction Log-Based Data Replication Using Sybase Replication is based on capturing table changes from low-level database log files. This method is databasedependent. (DB2)
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* Ref: SAP HANA Technical Operations Manual


[ Road Map Evolution




HANA 2.0+

Reduced landscape complexity Value chain transformation

Real-Time operational planning and simulation capabilities Primary persistence and optimized for SAP BW Flexible real time analysis of operations at non-aggregated level

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[ Road Map HANA Architecture

SAPs long term application infrastructure strategy based on in-memory DBMS, mobility and cloud HANA analytic appliance is the first product build on this platform Mid term:
Lightning fat Business Analytic applications SAP NetWeaver BPM and PI will be combined to provide unified human-to-human, system-tosystem workflow and application integration. NetWeaver Gateway lightweight RESTfull SOA interfaces into SAP applications. ABAP as next generation

End state: PaaS

Cloud-enabled application infrastructure derived
* Ref: Gardner, SAP Throws Down the Next-Generation Architecture Gauntlet with HANA

form NetWeaver and based on SAP HANA

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[ Our Approach
Understand your business process Select a process area that can have the most business value Set up a project team PM & Strategy Business Analysts Data Modeler Technical landscape, networking, environment, support Build / Customize your data model or Utilize Pre-built data models for your industry Move your data to HANA LT, Data Services Present the information - Business Objects Replicate the success to other business processes!

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[ Immediate Use Cases

Sales Reporting
Current Challenges

GL Line Item Reporting APO

Current Challenges Current Challenges

Challenging to see flow of Order to Cash in Reporting Multiple Info Cubes and Complex Data Model Huge data volumes and slow report performance Complex data loading process and takes long data load times

Organization with huge data volumes can not bring data to BW Finance team always want to drill down to lowest level of details Only Summary data is available in BW at Monthly level Faster access to data is required when closing the financial periods

Large volumes of data Unable to run analysis on different scenarios right from APO Unable to load data in large volumes to BW in a timely manner to support analytics

HANA Solution

HANA Solution

HANA Solution

Integrated model to provide visibility in to end to end flow of OTC process Real-time data replication enables quick decision making Provides the visibility in to Sales across various source systems Ability to drill-down to specific customer, item or order

Complete details can be part of HANA model and no need to summarize Real-time data replication enables immediate access to details and speed up financial close process BSEG table provides most of the data required for this solution HANA can help to drill down from GL to Asset Accounting, Account Payable and Account Receivable modules

HANA can handle huge volumes of data and provide ability to quickly analyze using various reporting tools APO programs/calculations can leverage HANA Calculation engine Drill down to lowest level of data is quick and easy with HANA

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[ Q&A

Q &A

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[ Techwave Consulting
Our vision is to HELP Our clients make the right business decisions using the right information at the right time through sustainable process driven Business Intelligence, Process Management, and Enterprise Performance Management solutions.

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[ We Want to Hear From You

Hakan Karakas
Vice President

Rajasekhar Gummadapu
Vice President

Srinivas Kode Business Intelligence Practice Lead

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Thank you.


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